Poems of the Week

Vehicular VD

by Chris O’Carroll

“A Missouri woman was awarded $5.2 million in a settlement
from insurance company GEICO after contracting a sexually transmitted
disease from her partner in his vehicle, which was insured by the company…”

In his back seat despoiled,
I picked up an infection.
He knew his diagnosis,
Kept mum, used no protection.

The car in which he wronged me
Was covered by the gecko;
O lizard, hear my cries
For justice, how they echo.

You wrote his policy,
You’re in up to your neck-o.
The legal system says
You’re writing me a check-o.